All births and deaths that occur in Ripley County are recorded at the Health Center. 

~  Missouri Births after 1920 and Deaths after 1980 ~

Certified copies of birth certificates for a person born in the state of Missouri after 1920

and death certificates in the state after 1980 can be obtained at Ripley County Health Center. 

Need help?

We are available anytime  

Mon – Thurs 

7:00am – 5:30pm 

(​573) 996-2181

Need a birth or death certificate from somewhere outside of Missouri?

​Cost of Vital Record Certificates

Birth Certificates are $15.00 each (per copy).

Death Certificates are $13.00 for the first copy and $10.00 thereafter.

In Person

Our staff can help you with all the necessary paperwork if you come by the Ripley County Health Department. You will need to bring:
  1. photo identification
  2. sufficient payment (personal checks are accepted)

By Mail

You can also mail us a request for vital records but the request MUST BE notarized. Just print out the form, fill it out, get it notarized by signing before a notary public, then mail it in with your payment along with a copy of your drivers license.